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Membership is open to anyone interested in pole-lathes or greenwood crafts, whatever their level of competence. By joining the APT&GW you are becoming part of a worldwide group of people interested in green woodworking.


There are opportunities to meet people with the same interests by joining a local group, find out who are running courses, and also discover who is making tools – and who will make one to your specification!


We have a single membership rate of £20 per year and membership runs from January to December of each year.

The APTGW is run by volunteers for everyone’s benefit – you too can get involved and make new friends in the process.

​For just £20 a year, you get;

  • A quarterly Gazette with news views and articles on all aspects of green woodworking

  • The ability to attend the UK Bodger's Ball always held in mid-May (this is chargeable!)

  • The opportunity to win prizes for your creations at the many craft competitions at the ball

  • To meet hundreds of other Bodgers and Green Woodworkers

  • To learn new skills in masterclasses

  • To attend and participate in the Annual General Meeting which is held at the Bodgers Ball

  • A vote on how the organisation progresses and elect, or even stand for the committee!

  • The opportunity to purchase very reasonably priced insurance for teaching or demonstrating

​​​We look forward to hearing from you, and welcoming you to the Bodgers!


Membership begins on the date of purchase and lasts untill the end of the end of that calander year

  • APTGW Membership

    One years membership to the Association, membership last to the end of the year of purchase
    Valid for one year
    • Four copies of the Bodgers Gazzette
    • Purchase Bodgers ball tickets
    • Access to additional Bodgers insurance
    • Membership only area website access
    • Purchase Bodgers Ball Pre Course Tickets
    • Join a growing international community of green woodworkers

If you have any questions regarding membership, then please fill in he contact form below and well be in touch as soon as we can.

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Association of Pole-lathe Turners
& Green Woodworkers
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